Tuesday, February 12, 2013

From Millsy: 28mm Austrian 18th Century Commanders (40 points)

From Millsy:

These are a couple of senior commander stands for my 18thC Maurice project. 
The figures are all 28mm Front Rank Austrians, although I’ve gone to town with the uniforms as they’re for my imaginary nation. 
The rearing horses are nice but you do get the feeling the riders are barely hanging on at times.

Those are beautiful command stands, Millsy. I like the saturated colours that you've used and the groundwork complements them nicely. I do have to agree with you about the somewhat odd poses.  A couple of them look like refugees from a Terry Gilliam illustration.

These four German fellows will give Millsy 40 points.

From AndrewS: 28mm Vikings (100 points)

From Andrew: 
I lost my painting rhythm for a while.
More Foundry Vikings from me, these are the last Viking figures that I had been commissioned to paint.
17 Vikings and an unlucky monk!!
This batch has two lots of 5 berserkers. Five in wolf skins and 5 in bear skins. Then 7 extra Vikings and the unlucky Monk. The shields are all hand painted this time.

Well Andrew, it seems you have your mojo back, as these look gorgeous. (That poor bloody monk. The pose is absolutely perfect for his situation. He better hope Brunhilda the Short comes to his rescue...)

These eighteen will give Andrew a base of 90 points, but I'm adding another 10 for the shields and spiffing trews.

From RossM: 15mm WWII German Assault Guns, Infatntry Gun & 28mm Vikings (46 points)

From Ross:
These entries cover a range of scales and two very different periods. The first pictures are of a pair of Sturmtigers in 15mm from Battlefront Miniatures Great miniatures that paint up well and really catch the inherent power of these tanks. There are no decals on these as they have been misplaced at present.

The next set of pictures are of a 150mm IG from Skytrex and crew from SHQ. Only the crew are included as a part of this entry as the gun has been on the painting table for ages. All of these figures are in 20mm and this would be my scale of choice for WW2.

Lastly, there are a pair of 28mm Vikings from Gripping Beast's earlier range of Vikings. These have been based as skirmishers for Impetus. Excellent figures that capture the period well and are remarkably easy to paint. The choice of colour on the bottom of the buckler may well change

Great stuff Ross. I like how smooth and clean your paint style is - that infantry gun with its crew is particularly fine. I agree with you in that the 20mm scale seems to hit a sweet spot for WWII gaming, especially if you want to have a bit of kit on the table.

This assortment figures and models will give Ross 46 points. Well done!

From StefanoS: 28mm Napoleonic Prussian Jagers (20 points)

From Stefano: 
Attatched here are 4 Prussian volonteer jager (plastic perry). Just for 20 points more :)
I'll try to paint before the end of the Challenge 24 Perry Marins de la Garde  (first one painted - the rest just primed in black).

Nice job on these lads Stefano! Their green uniforms turned out very nice and you've done good work with the bases as well.

That first sample figure of the Garde Marine is superb! I'm very much looking forward to seeing the battalion in its entirety.

These four Prussian skirmishers will give Stefano 20 points.